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Sword-tailed Doctor

Rhetus arcius

Description:

One of 3 Rhetus species, this one is found at lower elevations than Rethus dysonii. The males are usually seen imbibing minerals along the sides of ditches and small streams. They are often quite placid when doing this, and allow one to get quite close. They are seen more frequently in cloudy conditions.

Habitat:

Mud-puddling beside a stream

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13 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thank you Ashley for yet another spotting of the week nomination. I think this little butterfly is worthy of the honour ! A beautiful butterfly, and a nice fresh specimen.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Sunny...

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Beautiful!!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Ines, Pradeep and OhioBlake.

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 5 years ago

Lovely!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thank you Lauren...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Neil...

OhioBlake
OhioBlake 5 years ago

This is beautiful.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 5 years ago

Super beautiful butterfly!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Amazing.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Lovely. I was wondering how you managed to get so close. Thanks for the notes. Awesome spotting.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Río Tambo, Junín, Peru

Spotted on Aug 11, 2016
Submitted on Sep 12, 2016

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